Bremen and Freiburg Lectures

Bremen and Freiburg Lectures

Insight Into That Which Is and Basic Principles of Thinking
Martin Heidegger
Translated by Andrew J. Mitchell
Distribution: North America, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Japan
Publication date: 6/11/2012
Format: cloth 224 pages
5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-253-00231-0
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This volume consists of two lecture series given by Heidegger in the 1940s and 1950s. The lectures given in Bremen constitute the first public lectures Heidegger delivered after World War II, when he was officially banned from teaching. Here, Heidegger openly resumes thinking that deeply engaged him with Hölderlin's poetry and themes developed in his earlier works. In the Freiburg lectures Heidegger ponders thought itself and freely engages with the German idealists and Greek thinkers who had provoked him in the past. Andrew J. Mitchell's translation allows English-speaking readers to explore important connections with Heidegger's earlier works on language, logic, and reality.

Author Bio

Andrew J. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is translator (with François Raffoul) of Heidegger's Four Seminars (IUP, 2003).


"This volume represents a major event in English Heidegger scholarship. Students less acquainted with Heidegger's work will find entry to his ideas through concrete subject matter. Even for the general academic reader, the Bremen lectures offer material for historical and political discussions." —Jerome Veith, Boston College

"In the end, this volume represents an indisputable contribution to English language Heidegger scholarship, rendered in an accessible yet faithful translation, and provides an unparalleled introduction into Heidegger’s views on science, technology, language, and thinking, as well as the later period of his thought as a whole. This volume is an essential contribution to the discipline and is one which can be readily used with students who are approaching Heidegger for the first time as well as those more familiar with the trajectory and subtle modifications of Heidegger’s thought throughout his career. Mitchell’s translation is superbly readable and will be the standard for years to come." —
Continental Philosophy Review

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Table of Contents

Translator's Foreword
Insight Into That Which Is: Bremen Lectures 1949
The Point of Reference
The Thing
The Danger
The Turn
Basic Principles of Thinking: Freiburg Lectures 1957
Lecture I
Lecture II and Review of Lecture I
Lecture III, The Principle of Identity
Lecture IV
Lecture V
Editor's Afterword
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